I don’t think the otherwise gloriously shiny teaser trailer for David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” needs such twinkly Tim Burton music, and Brad Pitt’s accented voiceover at the beginning worries me a bit, but it does look awfully good. The film is an adaptation of a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald (that can be read online) about a man who’s born elderly and who ages backward, a conceit that’s lodged itself in the plenty of noggins most recently, Andrew Sean Greer’s novel “The Confessions of Max Tivoli,” the title story of Gabriel Brownstein’s collection “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W” and even, sort of, Coppola’s “Youth Without Youth.” The film’s due out December 19th the trailer’s here.
My head knows that the “CSNY” part of concert/anti-war doc “CSNY DÃ©jÃ Vu” stands for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, but my heart kind of expected the trailer to start off with a riff from “Baba O’Riley,” giving way to Gary Sinise solving crimes. This may be because I’m starved for television. “CSNY DÃ©jÃ Vu” is directed by Young, and will be Roadside Attractions’ big experiment in day-and-date releasing the distributor plans to open it July 25 in theaters, on VOD and online on Netflix Inc’s “Watch Instantly” streaming service. The trailer can be found here.
“Life is Cool” seems to be Korea’s answer to Richard Linklater’s “Waking Life,” similarly all animated via rotoscoping, though in this case the story’s one of three men falling for the same woman. The trailer (unsubtitled) is here. (Hat tip to Kaiju Shakedown.)
[Photo: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Paramount Pictures, 2008]